Recall Roundup: Mostly Fire

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week, shall we?

Honda's escaped the last few months' worth of recalls largely unscathed. Now, though, we're including the Japanese OEM in the roundup thanks to an issue with the 2013 and 2014 Acura ILX luxury compact sedan. Both the ILX and ILX Hybrid are affected by the problem; apparently, when the cars are stationary, there isn't enough moving air to cool the halogen projectors. If they overheat, they can melt and start other parts of the car on fire.

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Recall Roundup: Across the Speed Spectrum

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week, shall we?

Does your state use salt on its roads in the winter? Well, if it does, and if you own one of several Subaru vehicles, you might be in for a recall. The automaker is recalling about 660,000 of its vehicles for brake lines that might corrode. Recalled vehicles will have a wax coating applied to the lines in question, but if they are already starting to corrode, the lines will be replaced.

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Recall Roundup: America, F$&# No

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week, shall we?

GM recalled nearly nine million cars in the last week, so we'll keep these short and sweet this time around. The first recall covers about 7.6 million cars (6.8 million of which are in the U.S.), and it's related to - surprise, surprise - ignition keys that might rotate out of position, albeit for reasons different than the initial recall.

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Recall Roundup Addendum: Dilemma in Dearborn

Once again, we have too many recalls to fit into a single roundup.

Occasionally, we'll encounter so many vehicle recall announcements in a single week, that we can't fit them all into a single roundup without breaking both our brains and yours. So, in the spirit of keeping things in manageable doses, here is an entirely Ford-themed addendum to our standard weekly recall roundup. This week, we've got six new recalls from Ford, covering a dozen models.

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A List of People to Blame for Tesla's Problems

Spoiler alert: Tesla itself isn't on this list.

Once again, we find ourselves in the midst of a media blitz involving electric-car manufacturer Tesla Motors. Over this past Independence Day weekend, there was a high-speed chase involving a stolen Model S, the end result of which was a Tesla split in twain and on fire. Being a new kind of car, it makes sense that it would receive undue media attention. Now, though, one shareholder has had enough, and he's filing a suit against the automaker.

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Ford's EcoBoost Challenge Dares You to Like Competitors

Experience the new Ford lineup with back-to-back competitor drives.

Ford has kicked-off their 2014 EcoBoost Challenge, visiting 12 cities coast-to-coast, where participants get to drive some of Ford's new lineup, including their EcoBoost-powered vehicles. The EcoBoost course allows participants to drive the Ford Fusion, Escape, and F-150, and then do a back-to-back drive against their main competitors: the Toyota Camry, Honda CR-V, and Chevy Silverado, respectively.

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